Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Edited Photos

Every once in a while I decide to have some fun with the minimal editing software that I have, namely Windows Live Photo Gallery, which came with my computer, or Gimp, an open source editing program (I don't really like to spend money). Here are some of the results I end up with:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow, snow, snow

Is it still Christmas? This is the longest holiday I've had. We drove downstate for my mom's birthday on the 22nd, got together with my dad's family early on Christmas eve, and then my mom's family that night. We exchanged presents with the folks on Christmas day and then drove 2 1/2 hours across the state and caught a late night get-together at my fiance's Aunts house. Today we had a 6 hour get together at his grandparents house. At the rate we're going it's going to be Christmas until New Years!
It is nice to see family, even if all the to-do wears me out a bit. And of course, I love exchanging gifts. Being poor college kids, we had to be sort of creative this year in flexing our thrifty muscles. For my parents I painted an old jar and stuffed it with candy. We told them they can re-purpose it for just about anything, it works as a vase, or a holder for spare mechanical parts, since my dad is a mechanic. We stuffed stockings with an assortment of cheap junk food, which is the norm for my family, and fruit, which is traditional for Shawn's family. We dropped a little bit of money on each other, I got him a tool kit for around the house and working on his car, and he got me an adorable fox puzzle and some paintbrushes. For my mom's birthday we framed this picture since she loves cardinals:

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Wonderland Adventure Part 2

Here's part 2 of my winter wonderland adventure! Click here for part 1

As I said last time, I decided to investigate the rustle of noise I had heard ahead of me on the trail. Sure enough, when I got close enough to see, there were brand new deer tracks all across the trail.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winter Wonderland! Part 1

I found a unique way to celebrate the first "real" snow of the season. Most of you know by now that my "Fish" (Click to read about how mushy and disgustingly adorable we are) works at the county parks and rec. I decided to tag along with him on his early morning trek to work. After dropping him off at the shop, I took the car down to the visitor area and set off on my adventure. The story is posted in two parts of 20 pictures each. Here's part one:
Come adventure!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Not a Daffodil

This is not a Daffodil.

Neither is this one.

That should be all for the flowers series. Thanks for checking it out!
Also, Finals week is totally over! I hope everyone enjoys break as much as I have so far. Shawn and I rented The Sims 3 and stayed up all night playing it for like, two nights in a row. Today I got up at 7:00 with him for work (ouch). I dropped him off at the shop and headed on over to Deerfield. I got to spend two hours taking pictures! Unfortunately it's pretty difficult to get nice lighting on an overcast day >.<' but I did encounter a furry friend! More details with my next post this Wednesday.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Happy Finals Week!

In honor of finals week, and of finally being DONE with this semester soon, I'm posting every day this week. Also because I have a bunch of extra pics. Mostly from going on shooting sessions and then barely ever posting for the past month. Heh ^.^'

Anywho, hope you like it.

Monday, December 6, 2010